The Baltimore Colts had little to cheer about in 1953 when they compiled a 3-9 record. The 1954 season saw them finish with an identical record but they looked much better doing it. Not so much on the gridiron, but on the sidelines. In 1954, the Baltimore Colts changed the look of football when they introduced the league’s first cheerleading squad. NFL cheerleaders have since become a fixture at most games.
While the cheerleading outfits have grown a little smaller since 1954, the role of the cheerleader has grown. Modern day cheerleaders don’t just wave their pom-poms at home games, they also rally around their communities and make appearances at events such as fundraisers and conferences. Many NFL cheerleaders have also gone overseas to entertain troops. They dedicate a lot of their time to practicing their dance moves and staying in excellent shape.
Cheerleaders appear to lead glamorous lives but they do not make a lot of money. While they can generate millions of dollars in revenues for the NFL, most cheerleaders make less than $1,000 per year although some experienced and senior cheerleaders can make more. This is one reason most of them have full-time careers outside of football. These hot and talented women are still thrilled and honored to do what they do. The fans are also thrilled to see scores of beautiful women bouncing on the sidelines and entertaining the crowds.
There are seven teams in the NFL that still do not have cheerleading squads although these teams have unofficial squads. The Green Bay Packers, for example, use a collegiate squad to cheer at their home games.
It goes without saying that these women are very pleasant to look at. Here are the 15 hottest NFL cheerleaders in 2016.
15 Jessica B – Seahawks
Jessica B will be cheering on the Seahawks and working up the crowd for her third straight year. With seven years of dance in her background, the naturally beautiful Sea Gal knows how to shake her pom-poms. The Bellevue College student is working towards a career in health care and has completed a nursing assistant course. She is excited and proud to have worked in both Overlake Hospital as well as a nursing home. She keeps herself in shape through a balanced diet and doing cardio exercise four times per week. Not surprisingly, her favorite cardio workout is dance. Her long dark hair and foxy figure can be admired in the 2016 Sea Gal calendar or on the sidelines of Seahawks home games.
14 Hannah L – Patriots
Football fans either love or hate the New England Patriots but they can’t help but love their cheerleading squad. Take Hanna for instance. She has danced on the sidelines for four seasons and she has the looks and moves to be there for several more. The curvy blonde from Auburn, MA keeps fans pleasantly distracted with her beaming smile, firm legs, and hypnotizing back-side. One of her goals outside of dancing is to get into psychology. Fans can check her out in several posted photos and videos that are on the Patriots website. Her looks are complimented by her pleasant and bubbly personality.
13 Taylor – Vikings
Football fans who love dark natural features and sun-tanned skin will love Taylor, the third-year Minnesota Vikings cheerleader. Becoming a Vikings cheerleader didn’t come easy. She tried out twice unsuccessfully but continued to work towards improving herself. She finally saw her hard work pay off when she made it on her third tryout. The native of Lakeville, MN is a real estate services coordinator with a background in nutrition technology. Her background in modelling, love of dance, and her long-standing love of the Vikings make Taylor a perfect fit. She won a national dance title at the University of Minnesota in her freshman year. She likes to keep fit by practicing yoga and going on long runs.
12 Kat – Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys have had their ups and downs as a franchise. One thing that has always been a constant is their iconic cheerleading squad which boasts some of the hottest cheerleaders to ever grace the sidelines. Kat is one such hot cheerleader. Surprisingly, the 30-year-old blonde just finished her rookie season with the club. She works in advertising and has a BA in Fine Arts from Chapman University but her dream has always been becoming a cheerleader for the Cowboys. Mission accomplished!
Kat was on the US National Team for Rhythmic Gymnastics and she received a scholarship as a dance major in college. Kat is hoping that she has something to cheer about this season when Tony Romo and the Cowboys take the field.
11 Stephanie A – Buccaneers
This rocking redhead has been a Buccaneers cheerleader for two years. Stephanie’s long background in dance began when she was just two-years-old. She was captain of both her high school and college dance teams and she has been involved in countless competitive dance competitions throughout her life. She works as a personal assistant and she holds Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her bright blue eyes and well-proportioned body get the attention of spectators as she bounces up and down on the sidelines. The Buccaneers might not be interesting to watch but it is worth the price of admission just to see Stephanie work the crowd.
10 Javai – Redskins
Javai is in her second year of living her dream as a Washington Redskins cheerleader. She grew up in Metropolitan DC and has always been a fan of the Skins. From the age of five, Javai has been involved with ballet, tap and jazz and has participated in many dance competitions. She was cheerleading in college before taking her talents to the NBA where she danced for the Washington Wizards. This stunner graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and she earned a Master’s degree in Social Work. She works as a therapist and she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends in her precious spare time.
9 Kristen – Cardinals
While they have come close to a Super Bowl apperance in recent years, the Cardinals organization remains stuck in one of the longest running championship droughts in the history of sports. Thankfully for those long-suffering fans, the Cardinals happen to have some of the nicest looking cheerleaders in football. Kristin is a pretty six-year veteran of the Cardinals cheerleading squad and she definitely qualifies as one of the hottest in the NFL. She was doing ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance when she was only 3-years-old and she carried on dancing through her school years. She was on the Northern Arizona University dance team as both a dancer and a coach. She works for a laser aesthetics company and enjoys exercise, beach vacations and Will Ferrell movies.
8 Jessica – Titans
We know that it is common for football players to switch teams via trades and free agency. The Tennessee Titans' new acquisition, Jessica, is joining the Titans’ cheerleading squad after spending five years as a member of the Washington Redskins’ cheerleading squad. Her husband decided to pursue his MBA at Vanderbilt and Jessica made the move with him. The vivacious veteran has a daily routine that starts with coffee and breakfast before she attends hot yoga at 5 am. She hits the gym or will walk her dog before going to cheerleading practice. Like most cheerleaders, Jessica has a background in dance with ballet being her favorite form. Tennessee fans might not be looking forward to another sub-par season, but they can drool over the prospect of having such a hot cheerleader to gawk at.
7 Summer – Saints
Summer would like to visit the beaches of Thailand and her fans would love to be there with her when she does. The heart-stopping 22-tear-old ‘Saintsation’ has been with the Saints’ cheerleading squad for three years. After graduating from Wesson High School, Summer attended the University of Missouri where she earned her degree in Healthcare Marketing. She would like to use her schooling to pursue a career in pharmaceutical sales. When she isn’t on the field cheering on Drew Brees and company, Summer enjoys photography, fishing and making jewelry. She says that one of the biggest influences in her life is her former dance teacher who preached the value of good morals and respect.
6 Danielle – Cowboys
With her sparkling blue eyes, warm smile and killer figure, Danielle has been a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader for four years. Her background in dance includes 16 years of competitive dance, four years of competitive varsity high school dance, three years with the New York Jets cheerleading squad, and now three years with the iconic Cowboys squad. It’s not just athletes that fight through injuries on game day, Danielle had to compete for her spot on the squad with a horrendous foot injury two years ago. She still can’t believe that she made it. While her competitive dancing and cheerleading routines require precision and coordination, Danielle claims that she is generally clumsy in her day-to-day life. The Long Island, New York native works as a staffing coordinator which she says is her dream job.
5 Gretchen – Seahawks
Second-year Sea Gal Gretchen is a native of Kent, Washington and she is attending Washington State University where she is majoring in Health Studies. Her exotic looks and toned body make her a standout on the sidelines of Seahawk games. Her five years of hip-hop, three years of jazz and two years of ballet have given her the tools to excel on the field and in competition. Gretchen tries to go to the gym daily while also mixing it up with yoga and jogging. She is also a firm believer in a balanced diet being essential to staying fit. Gretchen has also been involved with helping the elderly and disabled. She spent a week on a reservation in Yakima where she painted houses, cleaned and did a bit of construction. Nice work Gretchen!
4 Melissa G – 49ers
Colin Kaepernick takes the snap and scrambles out of the pocket. He fires a bomb downfield to Torrey Smith who makes a highlight-reel catch in the end-zone. All the fans are on their feet, except for you, because you’re staring at Melissa G. She’s an enticing six-year veteran of the San Francisco Gold Rush cheerleading squad and getting caught up in her sexy appearance is understandable. The boutique owner and marketing rep from Clovis, CA is overflowing in her cheerleading outfit and she can mesmerize the crowd as she shakes her pom-poms. Melissa has a magnetic smile and her firm body has curves in all the right places.
3 Jenna – Cardinals
It gets very hot in the desert and the temperature is sure to rise when Jenna is on the sidelines cheering on the Cardinals with the rest of cheerleading squad. The delightful dancer from Scottsdale has a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and aspires to be a physician’s assistant. Jenna’s red and white outfit goes perfectly with her light silky skin and luscious red lips. The self-proclaimed science nerd has a fondness for chemistry and biology. Jenna has a solid dance resume including six years at Arizona Angels Studio, four years of high school varsity pom and she has also danced hip-hop for the Phoenix Sun’s Solar Squad.
2 Brittany A - Ravens
Brittany has been whipping Ravens fans into frenzy for two years. At just 5’1”, the wavy-haired blonde vixen from Annapolis comes up big when she is performing her routines for the home team. Brittany is a senior graphics designer who has her eyes set on becoming a graphics marketing manager. When she isn’t working or showing her moves on the field, Brittany enjoys water skiing, fishing, scuba diving and painting. She also likes to hit the slopes and has an interest in photography. She is a big fan of hip-hop who loves singing karaoke at various establishments in Baltimore.
1 Sarah L – Jets
The New York Jets seem set to embark on another year of mediocrity. The team might not be very exciting to watch but rookie cheerleader Sarah L is going to garner her share of attention as she joins the Flight Crew on the sidelines. The native of Danbury, CT is a fitness fanatic who loves to run. She is constantly trying to beat her fastest mile when she is on the treadmill. The beautiful dark-haired office manager is focusing on mastering the dance moves that are required by the Flight Crew and she knows that her hard work will pay off. Fans would love to see her display her talent for standing on her head.
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